Created out of the merger between the legacy Bell Atlantic and the former GTE, Verizon Communications is the second-largest regional bell operating company (RBOC) with Network serving residential and small business customers evolving to fiber-to-the-premises technology with FiOS high-speed fiber services and more than 140 million customer connections (wireless, wireline, broadband and TV).

(Source: SEC Filing) Verizon Communications Inc. provides communication services. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Wireless and Wireline. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; and sells equipment in the United States. The Wireline segment provides voice, Internet access, broadband video and data, Internet protocol network, network access, long distance, and other services in the United States and internationally. The company serves consumer, business, and government customers, as well as carriers. As of December 31, 2010, its network covered a population of approximately 292 million and provided service to a customer base of approximately 94.1 million. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

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Verizon gives 'FiOS-envy' markets little reason for hope

Verizon may be focused on enhancing its FiOS subscriber counts in the markets where it already built out fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure, but as seen in its  first-quarter earnings results, it looks as though those markets are becoming saturated. Yet it's doubtful the company will expand into new markets for FiOS.   

Wheeler lays out latest Open Internet ideas in plea to critics

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to the FCC website's blog Tuesday in a continued attempt to counter criticism of the commission's soon-to-be-released net neutrality revisions. Calling some industry analysts' and experts' commentary on the proposed changes "misinformed," Wheeler said the proposal was not a final decision, but instead a "formal request for input" on Open Internet rules.

Analysts: Watch out for Dish's OTT ambitions, but business model is unclear

The cable industry is facing an onslaught of new competition from over-the-top players like Amazon's Fire TV, Netflix and more. But the biggest threat is likely coming from Dish Network, which earlier this year inked a carriage deal with Walt Disney, said a group of financial analysts speaking at The Cable Show here.

Netflix deals with Verizon, Comcast aren't helping net neutrality, but does that matter?

It's easy to feel somewhat torn by Netflix's recent moves to pay Comcast and now Verizon for better access to their broadband subscribers. On one hand, as a FiOS subscriber, I should see better quality video and fewer buffering messages when binging on  MST3K  and catching up on  Walking Dead. On the other hand, as a concerned citizen, I should be really, really worried about the precedent Netflix is setting just as the FCC completes its third revision of net neutrality rules.

Netflix, Verizon reach interconnection pact

Netflix has signed a new interconnection agreement with Verizon in an effort to improve the experience it can provide to users that leverage the service provider's fiber to the home (FTTH) network for access to the streaming video service.   

Netflix cuts deal to pay Verizon for direct access

Even as it continues to wage war with Comcast--including openly opposing the $45.2 billion merger between the nation's top MSO and Time Warner Cable--Netflix is paying to improve its working relationship with Verizon.

Frontier, CWA West Virginia union extend contract to end of May

Frontier Communications and the local West Virginia Communications Workers of America (CWA) have reached an agreement to extend their existing contract until 11:59 p.m., May 31, following nearly a year of negotiations.

New Jersey regulators: Verizon can use DSL, wireless to deliver broadband to rural areas

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in a unanimous vote said it is okay for Verizon to serve non-fibered areas of the state with DSL or mobile wireless. The deal clarifies Verizon's obligations under a 20-year-old pledge to provide broadband service throughout New Jersey and leaves some rural communities on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Verizon, New Jersey regulators reach settlement on wireline broadband commitment

Verizon reached a settlement with New Jersey regulators over whether it fulfilled a commitment it made in 1993 to deliver up to 45 Mbps broadband service throughout the state by 2010, reports  NorthJersey.com.

Hawaiian Telcom gets hit with seventh instance of copper theft

Hawaiian Telcom is the latest traditional telco to see copper cable theft incidents rising in its service area, reporting that thieves recently stole about 300 feet of cable in Kalaeloa, near the now closed Barbers Point Naval Air Station (NAS).